John Cusack may think that Hollywood’s putting out too many superhero movies lately, and not enough middle-budget fare (such as his film The Raven), but Hollywood and the fans are flocking to yet more adventures featuring individuals who are just a bit beyond mortal men. Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki in Thor and The Avengers, offers up an eloquent defense to the validity of the genre, and in the meantime, Hollywood is putting the pieces in motion for the next superhero movies to come out after this summer’s The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises.
A lot of these are just tidbits, which is why I’m not giving them separate posts, and I haven’t seen anything lately on 2013’s Superman movie, Man of Steel. But for fans of the flights-and-tights crowd, there are some interesting little news bits on the futures of the Avengers and X-Men related properties, as well as word on a rather unexpected DC Comics movie project. Continue reading